Opera Open

The "Opera Open" music festival is a project by State Opera Plovdiv and one of the highlights of Plovdiv 2019’s programme.

From 2017 the festival mounted a strong array of shows at the Ancient Theatre, presenting premieres, co-productions and hybrid-genre projects. They will all feature active international partnerships and will attract foreign and Bulgarian artists working across Europe and around the world.

Opera Open welcomed, on the stage of the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, leading soloists of the largest opera and ballet companies. Over the past years names such as Paata Burchuladze, Hui He, Ana Lucrecia Garcia, Elisabet Strid, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, Alberto Gazale, Christian Benedict, Lala Leigh, performers from the Vienna Volksoper and the Budapest Opera, prima ballet dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre and many others. 

Expanding opera

Part of a 33-year-old tradition, "Opera Open" is expanding, in terms of both genre, spectrum and style, and the realm of opera, by staging productions with thought - provoking, innovative solutions in the fields of instrumental music, opera and dance. Notable virtuoso instrumentalists have performed at the festival since 2017.

Apart from opening up to various genres and creative provocations, the concept behind "Opera Open" also aims at attracting new audiences. Shows at the Ancient Theatre are a magnet for wide audiences and suggest more intense experiences of the art created in this emblematic space, whose cultural layers go back centuries. The festival’s mission is to build a different world, one filled with emotion and spirituality, which will turn it into a critical part of the cultural maps of both Bulgaria and Europe.

Opera Open 2019 (8 June - 30 August 2019)

The highlights in Opera Open 2019 programme are the premiere of ‘Orpheus’, directed by the leading Italian director Stefano Poda, as well as 'La Forza Del Destino' – a large-scale co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma – a Verdi festival, and the ballet performance with stars of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The festival features world-famous opera performers and conductors from Europe, the USA and Asia, as well as Bulgarian singers and musicians with established international careers. An ancillary LIGHT programme presents concerts, singing shows, and a sequel, in August and September, to ‘NA BIS’ (‘ENCORE’), which features the festival’s best moments. ‘NA BIS’ will take place at the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv.

June 2019

8 June– GALA OPENING
15 June – ORPHEUS – directed by Stefano Poda
21 June – LA FORZA DEL DESTINO – Verdi
25 June – THE SOUND OF STRADIVARIUS, a concert of Kamerata Stradivarius, Orchestra Netherlands

July 2019

13 July – RIGOLETTO - Verdi (Premiere)
16 July - JAZZ SYMPHONY: LIZZ WRIGHT
20 July – SWAN LAKE - Tchaikovsky
26 July – OTELLO - Verdi

August 2019

21 August – RIGOLETTO - Verdi
24 August – ORPHEUS – directed by Stefano Poda
27 August - INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA
30 August – AIDA - Verdi

Tickets for OPERA OPEN 2019 on sale at EVENTIM ticket offices and online at eventim.bg.


Find details about the State Opera Plovdiv, the Opera Open project and the programme of the 2019 edition - at operaplovdiv.bg и www.facebook.com/events.


Opera Open 2018

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Opera Open (8 June - 30 August 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck (15 June 2019)

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Premiere for Bulgaria

Opera Open 2019 - La Forza Del Destino (21 June 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Rigoletto - Premiere (13 July 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Swan Lake (20 July 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Otello (26 July 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck (24 August 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Rigoletto (21 August 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Ballet Gala (27 August 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - Aida (Closing 30 August 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 – GALA OPENING (8 June 2019)

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Opera Open 2019 - The Sound of Stradivarius (25 June 2019)

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Opera Open - Jazz Symphony: Lizz Wright (16 July 2019)

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